Is Using Mobile Devices Affecting Our Eyesight?
The amount of time spent staring at the screens of our mobile devices has increased tremendously during the last 4-5 years. We already know about the effects our sedentary lifestyle staring at mobile devices and screens the whole day long. But have you stopped to think of the damage it can do to your eyes? In fact, no one knows for certain whether prolonged use of mobile devices causes permanent damage to your eyes. But medical experts already know of the strain and discomfort caused to your eyes due to such actions. This article provides an overview of whether prolonged use of mobile devices affects the eyesight of a person.
Computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain is a popular condition affecting millions of people across the world who stare at their mobile screens for prolonged periods of time. Irritable eyes, eye fatigue, blurred vision, neck, head, and back pain are some of the major symptoms of this condition. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, it can be due to the screens of your mobile devices. Stop staring at these screens and see your eye doctor immediately for treatments and advice on healing the strain on your eyes. This is a very important factor to consider for anyone suffering from eye strain and eye discomfort due to staring at their smartphones for hours and hours at a stretch.
The latest report released by the Vision Council states that more than 60% of Americans suffer from eye discomfort and eye strain due to prolonged usage of mobile devices. Whether the effects are long term or not are not established as yet. But we certainly have a case of eye strain on our hands to deal with. On the other hand, mobile devices emit HEV light or blue light which can cause permanent damage to your eyes over time. HEV light consists of the shortest wavelengths in the visible light spectrum. This can cause the most damage to living tissues in the long run. This is why you need to be extra cautious when staring for hours and hours at the screens of your mobile devices.
Animal studies have already proven that exposure to HEV light can cause damage to the tissues in the retina of the eye. It is regarded as a major cause of permanent vision damage in older adults. But no one really knows at this point of time whether mobile devices emit enough HEV light to cause permanent damage to your eyes. But anyway, it is safe to reduce the amount of time you stare at the screens of your mobile devices to safeguard your eyes in the long run. It will help protect your eyes and keep them healthy in the long run.
In conclusion, there is a debate going on at the moment that prolonged exposure to HEV light emitted from mobile devices cause damage to one's vision. Hence, you should steer clear of staring at the screens of your mobile devices for prolonged periods of time.